Rococo Chocolates moving to new stand-alone retail store in Chester

After 5 years nestled at the front of the Grosvenor Hotel on Chester’s Eastgate, Rococo Chocolates is moving to bigger and brighter things at its own independent store at 118 Northgate Street.

The new store will have an even wider selection of delectable handmade chocolates, artisan bars, chocolate figurines and classic gift boxes.

This larger store will also feature a cosy cafe and garden terrace where customers can meet friends and enjoy award winning hot chocolate, and freshly made barista coffee from local roasters Adams + Russell Coffee Roasters

The new shop will also feature a unique Chocolate Classroom which will host workshops, tastings and for all kinds of groups events and occasions from children’s birthdays, to corporate team building to sophisticated hen parties!

VIP guests will be invited to attend an evening party at the new store hosted by Rococo Chocolates Founder, Chantal Coady and her husband James Booth on Thursday 8 June and Rococo Chocolates will open its door for the soft launch on 31 May.

Manager, Peter Kubica: “I’m really excited about the possibilities that this new location will bring. Not only will we continue to be the only chocolate shop in Chester selling award winning handmade chocolates, but now we have social and learning spaces where our customers can really indulge in their passion for all things chocolate!”

Rococo Chocolates Founder, Chantal Coady, OBE: “I’m thrilled to see Rococo Chester, which is our only store outside of London, really blossom and offer so much to chocolate fans from Chester and beyond. Peter Kubica, our effervescent and irrepressible manager, has put together a great team who have huge enthusiasm and chocolate knowledge and understand that superb customer service is as important as providing a wonderful product; they are amazing ambassadors and I am so proud of them all!”

Assistant Manager, Dan Mitchell: “There are some amazing changes going on in Chester at the moment, with all sorts of investments and improvements being made to our city. Our move to this great new location puts us at the very heart of the newly revived Northgate Quarter, opposite Chester’s wonderful new arts centre: Storyhouse.

Notes to editors

Chantal Coady, OBE:

In 1983, a young woman dared to follow her dreams, to share with others her love for real chocolate.  Following on from a Saturday job in Harrods selling chocolate, Chantal knew she wanted to create her own magical emporium of luxury chocolate. She envisaged Rococo to be a chocolate paradise, so armed with a little knowledge, a dangerous passion and the belief that there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, Chantal opened the doors of the first Rococo Chocolates shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea. Rococo is known for Ethical Luxury, Chantal has invested in a cocoa farm in Grenada where they work with the local farmers and the Grenada Chocolate Company to add value to this most important crop.

More than three decades and five shops later Chantal is still pioneering the movement for real chocolate.  In 2014 Chantal Coady was awarded an O.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours ‘For Services to Chocolate’ recognising her long and ground-breaking career.

Awards:

Rococo is proud to have been recognised by the Academy of Chocolate, International Chocolate Awards and Great Taste for our chocolates.  Rococo won 9 medals at the Academy of Chocolate www.acadofchoc.com awards in April 2017

Gold: Yuzu and Sake, Rooibos
Silver:  Lychee & Thai Lime, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Macadamia Gianduja, Liquorice & Rhubarb
Bronze: Popcorn Ganache, Cashew & Caramelised Cocoa Nib Cluster, Caramelised Macadamias & Hazelnuts

Santa in New Shiny Blue Bugatti

IMG_1866Very much a favourite among Rococo Customers, Santa in the Bugatti has been given a shiny new car to drive this year. He looks great on the Christmas table. He is not alone, Rococo has a number of other Santa’s in their stable.

Santa in Bugatti

Dark chocolate with a thin white chocolate hand painted layer. Min weight 200g, retails at £32.50

 

Colour Santa

Milk chocolate with a thin white chocolate hand painted later. Min weight 250g, retails at £29.95

 

Small Santa Collection

Plain milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate. Min weight 50g, retails at £5 each (these are not hand coloured)

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Snowman

Milk and white chocolate with painted dark chocolate hat and red scarf. Min weight 120g, retails at £15.95

 

Large Chubby Santa

Milk chocolate with a thin white chocolate hand painted layer. Min weight 3kg, retails at £125.

All available in store and online.

All figurines are hollow.

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Available from November.

www.rococochocolates.com

SO NOW IT IS CHRISTMAS!

Hansdpainted Santa 03Christmas would not be Christmas without Father Christmas, Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas – whatever you call him.  This year Rococo Chocolates have created some delightful new figurines depicting him beautifully in all his splendour. And, of course, they have thrown in a jolly snowman for good measure.

The figurines are all made with Rococo’s house blend of milk chocolate, which contains cocoa beans from their own farm in Grenada.  All the hand-painted designs are created with natural colourings.

If you really want to make a statement on the table, and delight your children, then the huge hand-painted Father Christmas in his red costume, complete with gift sack, is for you He weighs 250g and retails at £29.95.

Sepia Santa and Child (4)

The more classical figure of Father Christmas with a happy little girl would be a welcome gift for any child. The figurine is made from milk chocolate and has hand painted white and dark chocolate touches.  It weighs 120g and retails at £15.95.

Snowman (1)

And the jolly snowman with his cheeky smile will surely be a favourite for little boys, it is made of white chocolate and has a hand painted scarf and hat. He weighs in at 120g and retails at £15.95.

The figurines will be available from the 4 Rococo shops, Belgravia, Chelsey, Marylebone and Chester as well as on the website from 17 November.

www.rococochocolates.com

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